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SERIES: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1862 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62+
PCGS #:
7796
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
98,508
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,100 • PCGS MS64 • 9-7-2011 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 140 R-7.6 56 / 147 TIE 56 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 95 / 147 TIE 95 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
Ron Guth: Examples are known with New Reverses (see 1859, 1860, and 1861).  Please notify us if you find one with an Old Reverse.

David Akers (1975/88): Once again, you can totally disregard the valuations for this coin in the standard pricing guides, particularly in uncirculated condition. Strictly uncircualted specimens are really very rare and this date is actually available more often in proof than it is in uncirculated condition.